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Indigenous Archaeology as Restorative Justice

Friday, March 17, 2023
1:30 pm
Wampum Learning Lodge
Kisha Supernant

The Department of Anthropology Annual Spence Lecture

Indigenous Archaeology as Restorative Justice

Kisha Supernant,
Associate Professor,
Department of Anthropology,
University of Alberta

Friday March 17, 1:30 pm
Wampum Learning Lodge
(Registration for Hybrid/Zoom Option Available at:

Archaeology in North America has long been associated with colonial, extractive  practices, where the materials, landscapes, and bodies of Indigenous people were seen as specimens and objects of study. The long standing and ongoing critique of archaeology by Indigenous and other systemically excluded voices has led to  changes in archaeological practice, but the harmful legacy of past research has not always been adequately addressed. In this talk, Supernant explores how archaeologists are reorienting their work toward restorative justice, drawing on case studies from her own work with Indigenous communities in Canada.

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